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TAMPA, Fla. – The Premier Development League announced its PDL Team of the Week,
with Victoria midfielder Blair Sturrock and fullback Andrew Ravenhill receiving
honourable mentions for Victoria.

Sturrock was the difference in Saturday’s game for Victoria, arriving in the second
half for the Highlanders and finishing off a great second-effort through-ball from
teammate Wesley Barrett that brought his team level with Northwest Division rival
Kitsap Pumas. The match would finish in a 1-1 draw, earning a point and helping
Victoria retain their first-place Northwest Division standing.

Ravenhill’s strength and pace on the wing has generated several offensive
opportunities through the opening two games of the PDL season for the Highlanders.
The fullback was unlucky to not hit the score sheet, having set up several potential
opportunities through last weekend’s match.

The Highlanders head to Vancouver, May 23 for the second leg of the Juan de Fuca
plate before returning to Victoria on May 24 to host the Washington Crossfire, 7pm
at Royal Athletic Park. For tickets to this weekend’s home game, please call
250-590-8432 or visit www.highlanderfc.ca

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PDL Team of the Week






Eric Osswald


Five-save shutout keyed Dutch Lions’ win against Rovers


Michael Doods

Puget Sound

Strong defensively, scored goal in 1-1 draw against Portland


Sebastian Brems

CFC Azul

Two goals in two games as CFC earned four points on the road


Jose Noriega

West Virginia

Had a goal, and put in two strong defensive efforts in two victories


Nazim Belguendouz


Scored twice as Impact U23 took victory in inaugural PDL contest


Gideon Asante

SW Virginia

Commanded the midfield, and scored, in win against SC United


Ricardo Velazco


Had a hat trick to lead side past OC Pateadores


Geoff Bowman

So. California

Scored twice to earn Seahorses point against Las Vegas


Stephen Roberson


Late game-winning goal lifted Brilla past Panama City Beach


Connor Bevans

Lane United

Only goal as United defeated Sounders FC U23 in inaugural game


Darius Madison


Pair of goals rallied United past NJ LUSO for first win of season

Honorable Mention – Austin: Jesus Cortes, Walker Hume; Baltimore: Brandon Allen,
Philip Greatwich; Chi. Fire:James Murphy; Chi. Inferno: Bret Petricek, Mario
Alvarez; CFC Azul: Eric Venezia; Cincinnati: Chris Harmon, Jake Stovall; Des
Moines: Nico Wright, Sam Fitzgerald; Houston: Emmanuel Frias, Lukas Simon; K-W
United:Jay Chapman, Nathan Ingram; Kitsap: Cory Keitz, Tommy Catalano; Lane
United: Khiry Shelton; Laredo: Juan de Dios Ibarra, Esteban Bayona; Las Vegas: Jose
Guerrero Ibarra, Ricky Abrego; Long Island: Glen Reid, Jack McVey; Los
Angeles: Javier Castro, Bryan De La Fuente; Michigan: Brad Ruhaak, James
Murphy;Midland/Odessa: Jordan Slack, Isaac Sanchez; Mississippi: Andrew Power,
Chandler Gagnon; Ocala: Alex Clay, Paco Craig; Ocean City: Ben Maurey, Shawn
McLaws; Panama City Beach: Erik Pajunk; Portland: Fatai Alashe, Kharlton
Belmar; Puget Sound: Zach Hammond, Josh Heard; Reading: Bola Akinyoda; San
Jose: Ramon Martin del Campo; Seacoast: Abel Perez; Southern California: Jared
Odenbeck; Toronto: Leigh Veidman, Triston Henry; Tucson: Connor Brandt, Odaine
Sinclair; Ventura County: Trey Mitchell, Paul Oliver; Victoria: Blair Sturrock,
Andrew Ravenhill; Washington: Matthew Poplawski, Christian
Roldan; Westchester: Rilwan Salawu, Abraham Baartoa; West Virginia: Tyler Fabien,
Dion Peters.